• Yahoo! On the Road: Nick Rutherford Interview

    Ben Lyons chats with comedian Nick Rutherford outside of the House of Blues in Dallas.

  • Yahoo! On the Road: Gold Fields Interview

    Ben Lyons chats with Gold Fields before their On The Road performance at The House of Blues in Dallas.

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  • What's On Your Playlist – St. Louis

    Follow the hilarious comedian Andy Haynes as he tests the music knowledge of St. Louis locals and passes out swag.

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  • What's On Your Playlist – Chicago

    From "Twinkle, twinkle little star" to Yahoo! On the Road's Macklemore, Ben Lyons and comedian Kate Berlant find out what's on Chicago natives playlist. Also play along for the second half and try to answer Chicago music trivia.

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  • Whether reincarnated from the most ostentatious ancient civilizations, or time-traveled back from a glittery space colony, Empire of the Sun are arguably one of the most entertaining bands to ever watch live. Adorned with a golden headpiece fit for a Mayan deity, frontman Luke Steele looks ready for idol worship as he and other half Nick Littlemore regaled his followers at the band's Yahoo! On the Road performance at the House of Blues in Dallas last Monday.

    But who is ultimately responsible for adorning Empire of the Sun with their elaborate metals, foils, furs, and feathers? Sydney-based costume designer Andrea Cainero has been bringing the merry band of immortals to dazzling, corporeal life since 2008.

    [ Related: Empire of the Sun and Gold Fields: An Outstanding Dallas Double-Header ]

    From the road, the fashion design-educated Cainero told us, "I previously worked with Josh Logue who has directed most of the Empire videos. He mentioned he was looking for someone to make costumes for their second clip "We are the People" that was going to be filmed in Mexico. I loved the band's first single "Walking on a Dream" and after seeing the video for that track, I knew I had to be a part of the second one. The budget was pretty tight on the clips at that point, so I paid for my own airfare to Mexico and have been working with the band ever since."

    For Cainero's first gig with the band, she researched Mayan and Aztec history for the band's ensembles, sourcing materials from Monterrey, Mexico. The resulting mash-up of old world and space age that Cainero calls the "Cultural Future" became the band's signature look that is unlike any other group.

    Steele and Littlemore have a definite say when

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  • The Lumineers and Dispatch are headed to Boise, Idaho, on Tuesday, May 28, where they will perform at the Revolution Concert House. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

    [ Bookmark this: Watch the live stream on Tuesday night, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT ]

    There are two ways you can score tickets to watch the show in person.

    1,000 guaranteed tickets were available but they went fast. However, you can still score tickets to the show.

    Ticket vouchers:
    For each concert, Yahoo! will give away ticket vouchers to fans who find the On the Road crew and check out some of Yahoo!'s newest apps, like Flickr or Yahoo! Weather.

    Here's where you can catch the crew to score your voucher for Tuesday's show in Boise (while supplies last):

    Monday, May 27

    The Record Exchange
    1105 W. Idaho St., Boise
    12:00 p.m. local time

    Boise Spectrum Center Fountain
    7701 West Overland Road, Boise
    2:30 p.m. local time

    Urban Outfitters
    328 S 8th St, Boise
    5:00 p.m. local time

    Your voucher may be redeemed for a ticket to see

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  • Gossip band members Hannah Blilie, Beth Ditto, and Brace Paine.Gossip, Capital Cities, Twenty One Pilots and Willy Moon are headed to Seattle, WA on Sunday, May 26. They will perform at Moore Theatre. The show starts at 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT.

    Bookmark this: Watch the live stream on Sunday night, 10:30 p.m. ET/7:30 p.m. PT

    A limited number of guaranteed tickets were given out on Thursday morning. But if you missed out, you can still score tickets to the show.

    Ticket vouchers:
    For each concert, Yahoo! will give away ticket vouchers to fans who find the On the Road crew and check out some of Yahoo!'s newest apps, like Flickr or Yahoo! Weather.

    Here's where you can catch the crew to score your voucher (as long as supplies last) for Sunday's show in Seattle:

    Saturday, May 25:

    Red Light Vintage & Costume - Capitol Hill
    312 Broadway E, Seattle, WA
    12:00 p.m. local time

    Portage Bay Goods - Fremont
    621 N 35th St, Seattle, WA
    2:00 p.m. local time

    Dakota Art - Ballard
    2000 Market St, Seattle, WA
    4:00 p.m. local time

    Sunday, May 26

    Red Light Vintage & Costume - The

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  • photo: FlickrIf the premise behind the Yahoo! On the Road series is to present some of the finest talent available to a series of locations across America, on Monday, May 20, Dallas might've scored a major upset. Twice.

    Two stellar bands from Australia — Empire Of The Sun and Gold Fields — were surprisingly, alarmingly, good. And those fortunate enough to pick up tickets for the performance at Dallas's House of Blues saw firsthand that a band's albums, no matter how good they might be, simply can't duplicate the thrill and vitality of a solid live performance.


    First up was the double-drum assault of Gold Fields, a young band whose new album Black Sun has already received exceptional reviews. Consisting of Mark Robert Fuller (vocals), Vin Andanar (guitar and vocals), Luke Peldys (bass), Rob Clifton (keyboards and percussion), and Ryan D'Sylva (drums), the group manages to combine the fluid melody of the best '80s Britpop — no small feat for Aussies — with an extremely rhythmic, heavily percussive base, offering a distinctive hybrid that's adrenaline-charged and always fully danceable. Running through a sampling of Black Sun's best tunes, most notably set highlight "Dark Again," the band unexpectedly threw in a cover of Underworld's 1995 hit "Born Slippy" and wowed the already enthusiastic crowd.

    Even more mind-boggling was the set to come from Empire Of The Sun, who could do no wrong were they merely to play their music while standing completely stationary onstage — but they certainly didn't.

    A surrealistic, theatrical presentation — familiar to those who've already seen them in previous shows — featuring lights galore, full costumes, dancers, and a video backscreen throwing up images mid-way between the climax of 2001: A Space Odyssey and that weird part of Willy Wonka we'll just call "the boat trip," the show bordered on the extraordinary. With a headdress

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  • Yahoo! On the Road: Songs from Empire of the Sun, Gold Fields

    Yahoo! On the Road welcomed Empire of the Sun and Gold Fields to Dallas. If you missed the live stream, check out some of the performances below.

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  • In its debut record, Black Sun, Gold Fields infuses its brand of melodic rock with tribal drums and expansive synthesizers -- think early Duran Duran, but in space. The Aussie group is also on a North American tour in support of its premiere album. Check out some of our favorite tracks, and watch Gold Fields perform live in Dallas, May 20. Follow Yahoo! On the Road for tour updates and the full schedule.

    Happy Boy -- A fantastic introductory track for new listeners, Gold Fields fills “Happy Boy” with lush atmospheres set to cruise control.

    Thunder -- The tempo remains steady on this incredibly catchy tune and a quick percussive bridge unleashes a frenzied boogie back into the chorus.

    Treehouse -- Gold Fields’ new wave daydream is forever romantic, getting those butterflies in your stomach rumbling and blood pumping.

    Closest I Could Get -- With a thumping bass line and endearing vocals, “Closest I Could Get” sounds like it could have come right out of the 1980s.

    The Woods -- Tropical beats

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